Residents at Eventide Senior Living Communities try to keep active with a variety of activities. But they received a special treat when massage students from Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead provided chair massages. This was a service-learning project for students in the “Special Populations” class and it provided the opportunity for them to work with the elderly.
“Before this I hadn’t worked on anyone that was considered elderly, but I really liked it,” massage student Alexis Hage said. “I am actually more interested in it now than I thought I would be.”
This was also an opportunity for residents to experience the healing power of massage. Eventide Resident Emma Randklev hasn’t had a massage for years and was glad she participated.
“Oh boy, they can come back every week!” Randklev said. “They do such a good job so thank you so much.”
Senior citizens are one of of the many different types of individuals the special populations class focuses on. The class has also performed service-learning projects for veterans, disabled citizens, pregnant women, and even infants.
The Eventide Living Center is a federally subsidized apartment complex for those over 62 years-old, where residents enjoy security, convenience, and a community of friends and neighbors.